Fodor's Expert Review Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

Bradenton House/Mansion/Villa

Built in the 1840s, this antebellum mansion 5 miles northeast of Bradenton was home to Major Robert Gamble and is the headquarters of an extensive sugar plantation. It is the only surviving plantation house in South Florida. The Confederate secretary of state took refuge here when the Confederacy fell to Union forces. Picnic tables are available. Guided tours of the house are available six times a day.

House/Mansion/Villa

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3708 Patten Ave.
Ellenton, Florida  34222, USA

941-723–4536

floridastateparks.org/gambleplantation

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, tours $6, Museum/visitor center closed Tues. and Wed.

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